NBA Rising Stars Challenge Video: Watch Blake Griffin's Insane Self-Pass Dunk

Kyle VassaloFeatured ColumnistFebruary 24, 2012

Somebody forgot to tell Blake Griffin the Rising Stars Challenge is an exhibition.

It's easy to become desensitized to Griffin's ferocious dunks, as the Clippers star is a walking highlight reel full of rim-rattling stuffs. Even so, he managed to bring down the house with this jaw-dropping off-the-backboard jam. 

Griffin was the No. 1 pick in this game, and it's clear why. He's one of the most exciting players in the NBA, and his ability to electrify the crowd at any given point makes him a huge asset to a weekend that's all about excitement.

Though he won't be repeating as Slam Dunk Contest champ, Griffin put his in-game dunking prowess on full display.

The only thing that would have made this better is if he would have "Mosgov'd" someone in the process. Thankfully for those involved, Griffin didn't victimize any defender in particular with a posterizing dunk.

Seeing Griffin in this game is borderline scary. While many participants in the Rising Stars Challenge are high-profile players with superstar potential, Griffin is already there. This is a guy with ridiculous upside and unparalleled athleticism.

It's clear we're just seeing the tip of the iceberg of what Griffin has to offer. He's much more than a human-dunk machine, but it's moments like these that make Lob City one of the most exciting teams in the NBA to watch.

It's only fitting that Griffin would have the "did you see that!?" moment of All-Star Weekend.